Rudolph Valentino Date 1926 Category Romance
Shirtless Valentino plays son, father, and feminine heartstrings aplenty in Saudi Arabia.
Don’t think, just watch; you’ll be fine.
Ahmed (Valentino) easily kidnaps Yasmin (Vilma Banky) from the thieves (mostly idiots) and transports her to his tent. He flings her on his bed like a piece of laundry. She recoils, then protests her innocence. Ahmed raises his arm to her (an uncovered bicep, specifically), then declines to strike. Instead, he strolls the room with a cigarette, and she grows enraged. Though there is no intertitle to confirm it, Ahmed clearly considers Yasmin a whore, and since she is not one, she fights him strongly as he grabs her for a kiss. “For once your kisses are free,” he tells her as the scene fades.
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